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May 18, 2013: Includes an interview with Howard Kaylan!
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|Turtles, The||Outside Chance|
|Lisa Mychols||When It's Make Believe|
|Ernest Tubb and Red Foley||Hillbilly Fever|
|Vernon Garrett||Running Out|
|Midnight Stars||Popy's Disco|
|Redd Kross||Winter Blues|
|Turtles, The||Cat In The Window|
|Terry Fell||What Am I Worth?|
|Major Lance||I Just Can't Help It|
|Miss Ludella Black||My Boyfriend's Band|
|Turtles, The||Wrong From The Start|
|Turtles, The||She's Rather Be With Me|
|Turtles, The||Too Young To Be One|
|Turtles, The||Flyin' High|
|Turtles, The||Let Me Be|
|Crossfires, The||Stay Around|
|Turtles, The||Happy Together|
|Nina Simone||I Love Your Lovin Ways|
|Kay Starr||I Love Paris|
|Red Button, The||She's Going Down|
|John Fred and His Playboy Band||We Played Gamed|
|Gene Clark||Keep On Pushin'|
|Erma Franklin||Baby I Love You|
|Winston Jarett||Poor Me Israelites|
|Turtles, The||various Promos|
CLICK HERE to read: An Open Letter From a Bar Owner to Musicians!
CLICK HERE to read "Van Dyke Parks: 'I was victimised by Brian Wilson's buffoonery' ".
CLICK HERE to watch revised version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.
CLICK HERE to watch a video that proves: Andy Kaufman Lives!
CLICK HERE to see why Bob Lefsetz thinks the Stones tour is a greedy failure, and how the band is clueless.
CLICK HERE to see John Lydon’s handwritten response to the U.S. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame regarding the induction of the Sex Pistols in 1996.
CLICK HERE for "Here Are Idiot Celebrities Talking Out Of Their Asses About Punk At Last Night’s Met Gala".
CLICK HERE to watch the entire Minutemen documentary "We Jam Econo"
CLICK HERE for WFMU's Dave Mandl's Slate article "Same Old Song? Not Exactly. Many classic hits are secretly re-recorded. Can this be stopped?"
CLICK HERE for Lawrence O'Donnell's take on Wayne LaPierre's speech.
CLICK HERE for "22 geniously defaced textbooks & exam papers"
CLICK HERE to see Elvis & Elmo sing "The Monster Went And Ate My Red 2"
CLICK HERE for an horrifying video - who's behind this?
CLICK HERE to see Robin Zander's "son"
CLICK HERE to watch Antoine Dodson explain how he has renounced homosexuality, and has become a "True Chosen Hebrew Israelite descendant of Judah," and now wants a wife.
CLICK HERE for a nice piece about the the L.A. studio musicians who dominated the 70's sound.
CLICK HERE for Kim Shattuck.
CLICK HERE to watch what happens when 2 monkeys were paid unequally.
CLICK HERE for info in Eric Kayser - now in NYC on 3rd Ave.
CLICK HERE to find out why people believe in conspiracy theories.
CLICK HERE for Rachel Maddow on Alex Jones’ Conspiracies.
CLICK HERE to watch "Music Man Murray," a short film about a record collector/dealer.!
CLICK HERE to see how to clean records with glue!
CLICK HERE to see kids at Coachella pretend they've heard of bands that don't actually exist.
CLICK HERE for a nice piece on The Cowsills!
CLICK HERE for Jerry Lewis Telethon Bloopers - Part 1 !
CLICK HERE for Jerry Lewis Telethon Bloopers - Part 2 !
CLICK HERE for more Jerry. the whole clip is crazy - but 2:13 in is really off the charts nuts.
CLICK HERE for The Worst Work Stations Ever
There's some controversy about the coin toss that decided who would get seats in the plane that crashed on February 3, 1959 and killed Buddy Holly, Richie Vallens & Big Bopper. CLICK HERE for "An open Letter & Challenge to Dion from Tommy Allsup" then CLICK HERE for Dion's version from "The Wanderer Talks Truth"
CLICK HERE to explore & watch a short film on The Cosimo Code, an attempt to catalog every Cosimo Matassa 45!
CLICK HERE for the Top 100 Alternative Albums of the 1960s!
CLICK HERE to hear The Ramones comment on Phil Spector!
CLICK HERE for a great time waster.
CLICK HERE for Lance Shabazz's super cheaply made JOE TEX documentary!
CLICK HERE for "The Beatles - 12 Hours To Please Me!" from the BBC - featuring some interesting stuff AND that thing that drives me nuts - contemporary folks covering the Beatles - some ok, some blah!
CLICK HERE for proof: destruction of the Death Star was an inside job.
I'm a huge Sonny Curtis fan. CLICK HERE for a recent interview.
CLICK HERE for a nice Spin piece on Jerry "Swamp Dogg" Williams
CLICK HERE for a video about Wealth Inequality in America
CLICK HERE for info on why Brian Wilson is the devil!!
CLICK HERE for "I Was a Teenage Fake Zombie"
CLICK HERE and enjoy the part that starts 2:25 in.
CLICK HERE for Los Shakers - Siempre tú
September 21st, 1939, radio station WJSV in Washington, D.C., recorded their entire broadcast day -- CLICK HERE to hear it!
CLICK HERE for Albums that never were (but should have been!)
CLICK HERE for info on an amazing new drug: Unpretentiousil!
CLICK HERE for info session guitarist Vincent Bell.
CLICK HERE for Paul Anka's famous post-gig turned into a short film!
CLICK HERE for Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby's "Do You Remember That" Official Video !
CLICK HERE for info and a trailer for a new documentary on the Muscle Shoals sound!
CLICK HERE for The dB's live on World Cafe!
CLICK HERE for some info on Gabriel, the genius behind "Buzzard Lope" !
CLICK HERE for Long Bets.
CLICK HERE for "Drifter Kills Guy With A Hatchet The Gives INSANE Interview".
CLICK HERE for "The Story of Pat and Lolly Vegas" - former guest Pat Vegas drives around L.A. and talks about their history.
CLICK HERE for an recent Montclair Times article on Michael Shelley!
CLICK HERE for some minor key songs reworked into major keys.
CLICK HERE to read how Big Star's "September Gurls" was recorded at Ardent Studios
CLICK HERE to see Beastie Boy Mike D's lovely $9 a square foot wallpaper!
CLICK HERE to read "The Beatles and the Art of the Tambourine"
CLICK HERE to watch a robot band cover The Ramones
CLICK HERE to read Carol Kaye review of "The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret"
CLICK HERE for "Sony Releases Stupid Piece Of Shit That Doesn't Fucking Work" !
CLICK HERE for an article about Sandy Hook truthers who think they've found “absolute proof” that the Newtown shootings were a hoax.
CLICK HERE to find out who played bass on some of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
CLICK HERE for a great Beach Boys Interview from 1964 (starts @ 1:30).
CLICK HERE for seven minutes of David Bowie getting pissed off during interviews.
Apparently Bowie offered "Golden Years" to Elvis Presley - but The King declined. CLICK HERE former guest Stevie Riks nails the Elvis/Bowie duet version.
CLICK HERE for a short film which explains how Mellotrons work.
CLICK HERE Led Zeppelin vs The Beatles - Whole Lotta Helter Skelter !
CLICK HERE for Chuck Berry's 1980 thoughts about The Sex Pistols, Talking Heads and Clash records.
CLICK HERE for Famous Album Covers Revisited Using Google Street View .
CLICK HERE for info on an odd e-book "Nick Lowe: A Long Career That Never Gets Stale." It is 4 pages long and "sells" for $1.99. The same author has one about Dean Martin that was reviewed like this: "This pamphlet was complete gargbage. A sixth grader could have written a better essay. All of this author's works should be removed from Amazon."
CLICK HERE for a similar 156 page "Book On Demand" titled "Nick Lowe" that boasts being made from "High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles!" What is the world coming to? Only $19.95.
CLICK HERE for the FREE download of "No Good To Cry" by The Explorers Club!
Sat. 5/18/13 11:03am
David in ATL from NJ:
Sat. 5/18/13 11:11am
Howard is a very special person. Thanks so much ms for this interview.
Sat. 5/18/13 11:20am
ms: Saw Redd Kross in the last two cities of their recent tour. Chicago then lastly (and bestly) Milwaukee. The record pales in comparison with their live show.
Sat. 5/18/13 11:23am
another in The Turtles's string of Bonner & Gordon! Viva The Magicians.
Sat. 5/18/13 11:34am
Countdown to Kaylan!
Sat. 5/18/13 11:35am
We love you Howard!
Sat. 5/18/13 11:38am
anyone remember when Howard & Mark did a regular live radio show in NYC?
Sat. 5/18/13 11:39am
jeepers, a perfect set so far. so much for sleeping in here on the west coast, your spins got me up and moving, michael!
Sat. 5/18/13 11:40am
Yes, I remember the show and saw them at the Bottom Line: the Flo & Eddie New Year's shows. PS LOVE This Turtles number Let Me Be!
Sat. 5/18/13 11:40am
Richard X. & Nancy Heyman:
Hey Howard, we've watched The Turtles documentary countless times. Whenever we have friends over, we have a viewing! Oh and love "My Dinner With Jimi" too! All the best...
Sat. 5/18/13 11:41am
Sat. 5/18/13 12:00pm
Rochard we love your music!! what is the name of the turtles documentary?? thanks!!
Sat. 5/18/13 12:03pm
Richard X. & Nancy Heyman:
Thanks Uncle Flowed! Much appreciated. Turtles documentary is called "The Turtles - Happy Together".
Sat. 5/18/13 12:04pm
thanks richard x!! fmu rocks!'
Sat. 5/18/13 12:06pm
Howard, you're the best. I never missed a single New Year's eve at the bottom line. We miss you and Mark and the bottom line and everything that used to be. Love you!
Sat. 5/18/13 12:07pm
great interview, as usual. I'll continue listening in the car. Have a great afternoon, all.
Sat. 5/18/13 12:11pm
Dave the Spazz:
Longtime listener, first time commenter: Great interview!
Sat. 5/18/13 12:12pm
Looking back on my dubious early '90s listening preferences, Mark and Howard were by far the best thing on mainstream New York City radio at that time.
Sat. 5/18/13 12:24pm
Ask him about Judee Sill and Bob Harris
Sat. 5/18/13 12:27pm
This interview is amazing. Nothing but real talk. Thanks Michael and Howard.
Sat. 5/18/13 12:27pm
David in ATL from NJ:
Sat. 5/18/13 12:29pm
What? YLT in Seattle last night? Me too. Super great show!
BTW, super great interview, thanks.
Sat. 5/18/13 12:29pm
Great @#$%^&* interview!
Sat. 5/18/13 12:31pm
ChooChoo - ATL:
Enjoyed the interview, ordered up the book on Kindle. Thanks!
Sat. 5/18/13 12:32pm
Sat. 5/18/13 12:33pm
Sat. 5/18/13 12:34pm
Could the next big radio duo be Kaylan & Shelley?? Great work: respectful, insightful and informative: it doesn't get better than that!!Thanks!
Sat. 5/18/13 12:36pm
Phenomenal interview. It's amazing to think Howard was inspired by seeing Louis Prima/Keely Smith in Vegas the way most 60s musicians were by the Beatles on Sullivan. Thanks, Michael!
Sat. 5/18/13 12:38pm
Brian in UK:
Battle of the Bands is one fine record. Talented bunch those Turtles.
Sat. 5/18/13 12:46pm
Enjoyed that much. Had pleasure of seeing those guys as own act and with Zappa. both times it was a mixture of musical magic and the height of hilarity.
Sat. 5/18/13 12:47pm
DANG MS!! Love hearing this John Fred! You are like our own Top 40!
Sat. 5/18/13 12:50pm
Oh god Gene and Clarence!
Sat. 5/18/13 12:51pm
Probably been done but other songs by one hit wonders?
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